FRESHMAN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

 

How to Apply for Academic Scholarships

All current high school students who have an early admit status by the scholarship deadlines are automatically considered for freshmen academic scholarships.

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Fall 2021 ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

 All current high school students who have an early admit status by the scholarship deadlines are automatically considered for freshmen academic scholarships.

Amount:

  • $8,000 per year

Deadlines:

  • Priority Consideration: November 15
  • Final Deadline: February 15

Qualifications:

  • Graduating senior
  • Composite ACT score of 30 to 36 (New SAT score of 1360 - 1600)
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA

Amount:

  • $6,000 per year

Deadlines:

  • Priority Consideration: November 15
  • Final Deadline: February 15

Qualifications:

  • Graduating senior
  • Composite ACT score of 26 - 29 (New SAT score of 1230 - 1350)
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA

Amount:

  • $4,000 per year

Deadlines:

  • Priority Consideration: November 15
  • Final Deadline: February 15

Qualifications:

  • Graduating senior
  • Composite ACT score of 24 or 25 (New SAT score of 1160-1220)
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA

Amount:

  • $2,000 per year

Deadlines:

  • Priority Consideration: November 15
  • Final Deadline: February 15

Qualifications:

  • Graduating senior
  • Composite ACT score of 21-23 (New SAT score of 1060 - 1150)
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA

Amount:

  • $1,000 per year

Deadlines:

  • Priority Consideration: November 15
  • Final Deadline: February 15

Qualifications:

  • Graduating senior
  • Composite ACT score of 17-20 (New SAT score of 920+)

A limited number of scholarships are awarded competitively.

Amount:

  • $1,000 per year

Qualifications:

  • Graduating senior
  • Earned concurrent credit from ATU as a high school student and has been admitted to the Russellville campus as an incoming freshman

Bundled with an academic scholarship award

Amount:

  • $4,000 per year

Deadline:

  • 12:00pm on December 1

Qualifications:

Bundled with an academic scholarship award

Amount:

  • $2,000 per year

Qualifications:

  • Graduating senior
  • Recognized by the State as a Governor's Distinguished Scholar

Additional Scholarship Requirements

  • Applicants must be graduating seniors and admitted as first-time entering undergraduates on the Russellville campus to be considered for scholarship offers.

  • Students receiving scholarship awards must be US citizens or Resident Aliens.

  • Only ACT or SAT exam scores will be used for scholarship consideration.  Superscores, or recalculated ACT scores using subset scores from multiple exams, will not be accepted.

  • A traditional-aged high school student who opts to take the GED and scores a minimum of 690 may be considered for an academic scholarship offer.

 

Deadlines

  • The priority deadline to apply for the Board of Trustees, Presidential, Deans, Green & Gold, and Leadership Scholarships is November 15.

  • The final deadline is February 15.

  • The national February ACT exam scores are the last results accepted for scholarship consideration.

  • The deadline to apply to the University Honors Program is noon on December 1.

 

Scholarship Policies

  • The application for undergraduate admission serves as the scholarship application for the Board of Trustees, Presidential, Deans, Green & Gold, and Leadership Scholarships.  There is not a separate application to complete; however, an early admission status is required.  An early admission file includes an undergraduate application for admission and current high school transcript with a qualifying GPA and ACT/SAT exam score.

  • Applicants who are awarded during the priority scholarship round and raise their scholarship levels prior to the final scholarship deadline will be considered for an increase to the appropriate award levels prior to second round offers being made.

  • Students may receive only one Tech-funded academic based scholarship in any semester.  However, students may receive an academic scholarship and a Concurrent Advantage Scholarship in the same semester.

  • During scholarship selection, ACT/SAT score, GPA, and rank in class will be taken directly from our student information system; therefore, it is imperative that documentation of current information is sent to the Admissions Office before the priority/final deadline.

  • Scholarship recipients must be admitted on the Russellville campus and enrolled in a minimum of 15 hours with a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file before a scholarship will be credited to a student’s account.  All additional information requested by the Financial Aid Office must be submitted by December 1 in order to meet the aid application requirement for second semester renewal.

  • Scholarship recipients must either live in a residence hall OR receive an exemption to the residency requirements from the Residence Life Office in accordance with established University policy.  Recipients are responsible for making on-campus housing arrangements.

  • Scholarships must be used the fall semester following high school graduation.

  • Scholarships are awarded for consecutive fall and spring terms only and do not cover summer terms.  All hours must be at the undergraduate level.

 

Out-of-State Information

Applicants who live in Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas are considered in-state for tuition purposes.  A limited number of out-of-state scholarship awards are made to applicants who live outside of Arkansas and its contiguous states.

 

Scholarship Renewal

Concurrent Advantage, Leadership, Green & Gold, Deans, Presidential, and Board of Trustees Scholarships are renewable for seven consecutive semesters after the first or until the completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first, provided the student maintains all scholarship renewal requirements.

Students who receive scholarship awards are responsible for knowing the renewal requirements to maintain the scholarships.

View Renewal Requirements

 

Stipends

Students who are recognized as Arkansas Governor’s Distinguished Scholars are eligible to receive an Advanced Scholars Stipend.  The Advanced Scholars Stipend is awarded in conjunction with a university-funded academic scholarship.  Students may not receive an Advanced Scholars Stipend and a University Honors Stipend in the same semester.  Students who fail to retain their university-funded academic scholarships forfeit the Advanced Scholar Stipends.

 

Scholarship Stacking

Scholarship awards are subject to Arkansas Department of Higher Education Scholarship Stacking Policy, Arkansas Act 1180 of 1999.

 

Act 323

To remain in compliance with Act 323 of 2009, the University reserves the right to cancel or modify any scholarship funded by the institution at any time.

 

 

 

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